MIUSA Releases New Video - Creating A World As It Should Be: The Power of Disabiled Women Activists

November 29, 2012
Source: MIUSA

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is pleased to announce the release of a new video, Creating A World As It Should Be®: The Power of Disabled Women Activists. The video documents the power of women leaders with disabilities in their quest to be included in international development programs. It will be available on YouTube on December 3rd, 2012 in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Interviews with highly accomplished women with disabilities highlight the vision, determination, challenges and recommendations for including women and girls in international development programs. Their eloquent and passionate message resonates the need for the international development community to form partnerships with disabled women activists so that women and girls with disabilities can be included in all programs, such as health, microcredit, HIV/AIDS and violence prevention, education, and emergency response.

“We don’t want to just be called to come and participate, but we want to be also in the decision-making process.” - Annie Malinga, National Coordinator of Zimbabwe Women with Disabilities in Development

The video also focuses on MIUSA's unique model of international leadership training, the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability, which has brought together 176 women with disabilities who are grassroots leaders from over 80 countries. Sharing strategies across borders, this powerful, uplifting and invigorating documentary portrays activists who are paving the way for women and girls in their own countries to achieve their human rights.

The full 18-minute video is captioned in English, Spanish and Arabic. Be sure to visit MIUSAs website on December 3rd and feel free to share with friends and colleagues. Here is the link to the news release: http://www.miusa.org/idd/Intldaypwds

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